After seeing first-hand the devastation in Barbuda cause by Hurricane Irma back in September, Opposition Labour Party in Britain is calling on the British government to do more to assist in rebuilding Hurricane ravage Barbuda for the long run.
Party leader and leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn, who met with Prime Minister Gaston Browne and High Commissioner Karen-Mae Hill on Monday along with shadow international development secretary, Kate Osamor; and shadow home secretary, Diane Abbott were updated on the latest situation on the island.
According to Corbyn, “The UK must provide the help Barbuda needs to rebuild now and for the long term. And we must face up to the reality of climate change and the impact it is having around the world, particularly on small island states”.
The meeting was held after Osamor visited the hurricane ravaged island and met Prime Minister Browne last month.
She said that the UK’s international development policy must do more to level the playing field, and tackle the root causes of inequality, poverty and climate change among regions within the Caribbean.